Unless Congress can miraculously agree on a budget between now and midnight, we’ll see the U.S. government shut down starting tomorrow.
Raymond James strategist Jeff Saut included this handy table from SentimenTrader of S&P 500 performance during the last 17 government shutdowns.
The median return during a shutdown: -0.1%. And returns are positive 47% of the time.
Remember, history is only a guide, never gospel.